To transport and deliver freight by driving a diesel powered tractor-trailer combination, long distances.


A) Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order to fill out an employment application, to be considered for a truck driving position, and, once hired, to continue driving with the Company.
All applicants and drivers must:
1. Be a minimum of 21 years of age. All applicants under the age of 25 must have approval from the Company’s insurance carrier to be eligible for a driving position.
2. Possess a current Class “A” Commercial Drivers License as described in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations handbook.
3. Possess and maintain a current Department Of Transportation medical card and a copy of the physical long form. The name, address and phone number of the physician who performed the physical must be available.
4. Possess a social security card or birth certificate.
5. Have a minimum of (1) year driving experience or must have graduated from approved truck driving school.
6. Not have over (3) speeding tickets in the past (3) years.
7. Not have over (1) D.O.T. reported chargeable accident in the past (3) years.
8. If convicted of a D.U.I.I. in the past (7) years, provide documentation of completion of an accredited rehabilitation program.
9. Not have been convicted of reckless driving with-in the past (3) years.
10. Not have had drivers license suspended due to moving violations with-in the past (3) years.
11. Be neat and clean in appearance and well mannered.

B) Physical Requirements:
All applicants must meet the D.O.T. qualification requirements, FMCSR 391.41, and must be physically able, with or without accommodation to perform the following:
1. Operate and remain alert while driving a commercial vehicle for periods of up to 10 hours.
2. Frequently carry, push, or pull freight weighing 1 pound to 80 pounds of varying size and shape, a distance of up to 53 feet for extended periods of time with or without a mechanical device. This function could precede or follow as much as 10 hours of driving.
3. Frequently reach for freight at waist level and occasionally reach for freight above shoulder height or below waist level.
4. Shift manual transmission and operate foot pedals.
5. Frequently squat or crouch to handle and position freight.
6. Climb in and out of an over-the-road tractor, 4 to 6 feet, 8 to 10 times per day with the assistance of various configurations of steps and handholds; also requires occasional bending, twisting , climbing, squatting, crouching and balancing.
7. Conduct pre-trip inspections of a tractor and trailer.
8. Be able to hook/unhook various commercial combinations, manually lower and raises landing gear, operate the fifth wheel release lever, fuel vehicles and check engine oil and coolant levels, perform preventive maintenance.
9. Must be able to spend at least 5% of the day standing and 5% of the day walking on surfaces such as wood, metal and concrete. Surfaces may sometimes be slippery or wet.
10. Must be able to occasionally reach above shoulder level, at waist level and below waist level for maneuvering and directing the controls to operate the truck.

C) Pre-Employment Physical & Drug Test: All truck driving applicants will be required to submit to and pass a pre-employment physical and a DOT drug test at a Company approved facility. The physical will be at the Companys expense. The drug test will be at the applicants expense. After 3 months of employment, the cost of the pre-employment drug test will be reimbursed to the employee.

D) Pre-Trip & Road Test: If the applicant has met all of the above criteria, he/she will be required to demonstrate a pre-trip inspection. If the pre-trip inspection is completed satisfactorily, the applicant will then be required to demonstrate his/her driving skills with a road test. The driving test examiner will make the determination that the applicants driving skills are adequate, additional training is required or that the applicant is not qualified to drive for the Company.
E.) Training: If the applicant is a recent graduate of an accredited truck driving school with no solo over the road experience, he/she will be assigned to train/drive with a company trainer for a minimum of 2 weeks. If an applicant is an accredited truck driving school graduate with six months or less driving experience, he/she will be required to train with a company trainer for at least one trip, or until the trainer is satisfied with the applicants performance. Applicants who have completed an accredited truck driving school and who have more than 6 months of driving experience may be required to have additional training based on the driving test examiners discretion. An employee who engages in the Company training program will be subject to the driver training pay schedule which is posted in the Safety Office. An employee who is accepted into and completes the Company training program must remain employed with the Company for a minimum of one year. If the employee terminates employment with the Company prior to one year, a pro-rated training expense will be deducted from the employees final payroll settlement to offset training expenses. If the Company terminates employment, this deduction will not apply.

The Company will hire drivers for the following positions.
A. Line Driver – Vans
B. Line Driver – Flatbeds / Taunt liners
C. Relief Driver – Vans
D. Relief Driver – Flatbeds / Taunt liners
Line Driver: The Company will assign a line driver to each company truck. It is the responsibility of the line driver to oversee the general up keep of his/her assigned truck and to ensure that DVIR’s are turned in to the truck shop on any needed repairs. It is also the responsibility of the line driver to be available for all dispatches that his/her truck has loaded on it unless he/she has scheduled time off. Although the policy of the Company is to try to maximize a drivers time off at home, there is no set work schedule for a line driver. The line driver will have the option of utilizing a relief driver , when available, on the north leg of the trip, to make the delivery and consequent reload of his/her truck. It is not mandatory that the line driver use the relief driver option but the Company recommends that this option be considered especially if the line driver is running low on available logbook hours or is unable to meet the delivery requirements.
Relief Driver: The Company will maintain a pool of drivers who’s job assignment will be to take over the operation of a line drivers truck. This could include the delivery of a load already on the truck and then reloading the truck and returning it to the Glendale yard. It could also include driving an empty truck and trailer from the Glendale yard to a shipper, loading the truck/trailer and then returning it to the yard. The area of operation for relief drivers will be predominately from the Glendale yard to points north in Oregon and Washington. A relief driver may also be asked to or may request to take a southbound trip to fill in during the absence of a line driver. A relief driver will be considered a full time employee by the company and is expected to be available for work on a daily basis. A new hire who intends to be a line driver may be placed into the relief driver pool until a line truck becomes available for assignment.
When a relief driver takes over the operation of a truck from a line driver, the line driver will not remove all of his/her personal belongings from the truck prior to the relief driver taking over the operation of the truck. The relief driver is expected to respect the line drivers belongings that remain in the truck and will not move them around inside the truck unless they pose a safety concern. Any issues pertaining to another drivers personal belongings should be brought to the attention of the Safety Director.

Company drivers are compensated for driving on a per mile basis. The rate of pay will be dependent on verifiable past driving experience plus years of service with the company. Drivers may also be compensated a non-driving wage for work other than driving. (Tarping, Untarping, Driver assist unload, layover, etc.). Pay rates for driving and non-driving compensation will be posted in the Safety Office. All appropriate payroll deductions will be deducted from each payroll check as per state and federal laws. Management reserves the right to change driver compensation without prior notification.
A)Incentive Pay: Incentive pay compensation programs may be made available to drivers upon discretion of the Company. Incentive pay programs may not be considered as permanent or automatic, as all incentive programs are at the discretion of the Company. Incentive pay programs could be based on a drivers total monthly miles driven, safety record, work attendance, etc. Incentive pay programs and compensation amounts will be posted in the Safety Office. All appropriate payroll deductions will be deducted from any incentive pay compensation.
B) Lay-Over / Detention: Drivers will be compensated for lay-over and/or detention on a case-by-case basis. The requirements to be met for compensation and the pay schedule will be posted in the safety office. Management reserves the right to modify this policy without prior notice.
C) Health Insurance: A group health insurance plan will be made available to all drivers who qualify. An employees spouse and / or dependants may be added to the insurance plan. The cost to add additional dependants to an employees insurance plan will be the responsibility of the employee and will be deducted weekly from the employees paycheck. Management may choose to pay a portion of the additional insurance expense for an employees dependents.
D) Retirement: The Company will make a 401K retirement plan available to all employees who qualify. Qualification guidelines will be posted in the Safety office.
E) Paychecks: Payroll checks will be issued weekly on the last regular workday of the week (Friday). If the last regular workday of the week falls on a federal or state holiday and the office will be closed, paychecks will be issued on the day prior. (Drivers need to record their trip information on a “Driver Trip Sheet”which will be turned in to payroll. See Driver Trip Sheet section under STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES)